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my ride height measurements and mods (archive)

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Posted by Artie on January 13, 2001 at 18:10:07:

In Reply to: my ride height measurements - what r yours? posted by Todd Kenyon on January 13, 2001 at 15:43:28:

'88 535is Dark blue(almost purple)/Parchment Interior

I am running 11 3/4" in the rear (hub center to fender. The spring perch in the rear is set 1 notch up from the middle. measurement was taken with an empty tank of gas, but with over 200lbs of stereo equipment in the trunk. 12 3/4" in the front (hub center to fender)

I am running koni adjustables in the front and bistein sports in the rear, H&R Springs all around.

PERFORMANCE MODS INCLUDE:
-Cross Drilled Rotors (front) with Pagid pads all around
-750 bushings
-complete front end rebuild
-La Jolla sway bars, 25/19 w/ urathane bushings
-MASItaly MGR 17 x 7.5 Wheels with Nitto 455 tires. 235/45/ZR17
-Custom cold air induction, 7" non-tapering K&N cone filter (thing is HUGE) totally isolated from rest of engine by sheet metal airbox
-Jim C chip
-high-flo cat, Tri-Flo SS exhaust
-new driveshaft with greasable joint

STEREO MODS INCLUDE:
-Sony CDX-C910 HeadUnit
-Sony 10 Disc Changer
-3 Soundstream Amps
-2 10" Infinity Kappa Perfect Subs
-4" Boston Acoustics Pro4.5 components in factory kick panel location (mounted on 4" x 6" plate made out of aluminum with factory grill over them) with tweeter next to it, 2nd set of Boston Acoustics Neo5t tweeters in factory tweeter pod running in Ambient mode.
-Factory Rear speakers (only for mid fill)
-Stinger Power Wires throughout
-Rockford 1F Cap
-Phoenix Gold Zeropoint Interconnects
-All bass ported into cabin through hole in metal wall behind armrest.
-Custom amp rack
Still plenty of trunk space about 40 ft^3

Miscellaneous Mods:
-Nokia car kit CARK-91US (highly recomend it for anyone who talks in the car, truly a life saver)
-Emboidered Floor mats, 535is


On a personal note, this is my first BMW. i bought it last summer and havent stopped working on it. My Father is a BMW tech, so i have an "in" with parts and labor cost isnt a factor. Being 18 years old, i can not think of a better way to spend my money or time. I love my car and cant wait until my next opportunity to buy another Bimmer. I am a freshman at Northeastern University in Boston, MA studying studying Mechanical Engineering and will hopefully be disgning these great cars that we love so much.
-Artie


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